ColocynthisBitter Cucumber, Colocy, Colocynth
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications of Colocynthis in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Often indicated in the transition season when the air is cold, but the sun is still powerful enough to heat the blood. Develops most of its symptoms in the abdomen and head, causing intense neuralgias. It is especially suitable for irritable persons easily angered, and ill effects therefrom. Women with copious menstruation, and of sedentary habits. Persons with a tendency to corpulency. The neuralgic pains are nearly always relieved by pressure. Cramps and twitching and shortening of muscles. Constrictions and contractions. Cystospasm following operations on orifices ( Hyper.) Urinous odor or perspiration (Berb.; Nit-ac.) Agonizing pain in abdomen, causing patient to bend double, is most characteristic. Sensations: Cutting, twisting, grinding, contracting and bruised; As if clamped with Iron Bands.≡ show all authors ...
WORSE, from anger and indignation.
BETTER, doubling up, hard pressure, warmth, lying with head bent forward.≡ show all authors ...
Antidote: Coffea; Staphis.; Cham. Colocynthis is the best antidote to lead poisoning ( Royal).
Compare: Lobelia Erinus (violent cork-screw-like pains in abdomen). Dipodium punctatum (writhing. Twisting like a dying snake. Intractable insomnia.) Dioscor.; Chamom.; Coccul.; Merc; Plum.; Mag. Phos.
Becomes angry when questioned
Mortification caused by offense
Symptoms follow intense emotions; anger
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); with indignation
Ailments after death of part of body
Restlessness, nervousness≡ more ...
Vertigo when turning head To the left
Lateral cutting headache, with nausea, vomiting
Pains (better pressure and heat), with soreness of SCALP
Burning pains, digging, rending, and tearing
Frontal headache; worse, stooping, lying on back, and moving eyelids.
Pain, headache; recurring headache
Pain, headache; rheumatic≡ more ...
Pains sharp, boring, Better pressure
Sensation on stooping, as if eye would fall out
Gouty affections of eyes
Violent pain in eyeballs which precede the development of glaucoma.
Lids; spasmodic closure≡ more ...
Tearing, shooting, and swelling of face; left side great soreness
Get relief from pressure ( China.) Neuralgia, With chilliness; teeth seem too long
Sounds re-echo in ears
Pain in stomach, always with pain of teeth or head.
Pain; burning (see heat); left
Pain; sudden, sharp; left
Pain; tearing; left
Pain; tearing; touch
Pain; tearing; extending to ear≡ more ...
Pain; with breath
Pain; while lying down; on back
Pain; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; right
Pain; pulling; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; right
Pain; pulling; lumbar (lower half of back); lying on back
Pain; piercing, stabbing; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; piercing, stabbing; lumbar (lower half of back); breathing in
Pain; piercing, stabbing; lumbar (lower half of back); while lying down; on back
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back); on movement≡ more ...
Stomach; Very BITTER taste
Tongue rough, as from sand, and feels scalded
Feeling in stomach as if something would not yield; drawing pain.
Agonizing cutting pain in abdomen Causing patient to bend over double, and pressing on the abdomen
Sensation as if stones were being ground together in the abdomen, and would burst
Intestines feel as if bruised
Colic with cramps in calves
Cutting in abdomen, especially after anger
Each paroxysm is attended with general agitation and a chill over the cheeks, ascending from the hypogastrium
Pain in small spot below navel
Dysenteric stool renewed each time by the least food or drink
Pain; must bend double
Pain; bending double
Pain; during chill
Pain; during diarrhoea (colic)
Pain; after drinking
Pain; after drinking; when overheated
Pain; drinking (including certain drinks); after drinking coffee
Pain; after eating (including certain foods); after eating fruit
Pain; after intense emotions; after stress
Pain; bending limbs
Pain; from lead poisoning
Pain; comes on suddenly
Pain; extending to other parts; pubic region
Pain; navel; bending double
Pain; navel; region of navel
Pain; navel; region of navel; after dinner
Pain; cramping, griping; bending forward
Pain; cramping, griping; after drinking water
Pain; cramping, griping; pressure
Pain; pressing; before stool
Pain; pressing; after stress
Pain; pressing; region of navel
Pain; pressing; region of navel; bending forward
Pain; pressing; region of navel; after dinner
Pain; pressing; region of navel; after eating fruit
Pain; cutting; bending double
Pain; cutting; after eating
Pain; cutting; like electric shock darting through the anus
Pain; cutting; lead colic
Pain; cutting; before stool
Pain; cutting; after stool
Pain; cutting; navel; around navel
Pain; cutting; navel; around navel; after stool
Pain; gnawing, biting; forcing to bend forward
Pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); sides; between ribs and hip
Bladder; catarrh mucous-pus (see urine, sediment containing pus)
Stomach; nausea; on compressing abdomen; when in pain
Stomach; pain; after anger
Stomach; pain; bending double
Stomach; pain; after excitement
Stomach; pain; cramping, griping, constricting; bending forward
Stomach; pain; cutting; bending backward; double
Stomach; pain; tearing; after anger
Stomach; vomiting; after anger≡ more ...
Constipation; after abuse of drugs
Diarrhoea; from emotions; after anger
Diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; fruit
Diarrhoea; after eating
Urging, desire to stool (see pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); after eating (see diarrhoea)≡ more ...
Intense burning along urethra during stool
Vesical catarrh, discharge like fresh white of egg
Viscid ( Phos
ACID) Fetid; small quantities, with frequent urging
Itching at orifice
Red, hard crystals, adhering firmly to vessel
Tenesmus of bladder
Pains on urinating Over whole abdomen.
Sediment; like jelly
Thick; when standing up
Thick and sticky≡ more ...
Female; Boring pain in ovary
must draw up double, with great restlessness
Round, small cystic tumors in ovaries or broad ligaments
Wants abdomen supported by pressure
Bearing-down cramps, causing her to bend double ( Opium.)
Female; period; suppressed; from anxiety
Female; pain; ovaries
Female; pain; cutting; ovaries≡ more ...
Contraction of muscles
All the limbs are drawn together
Pain in right deltoid ( Guaco.) Cramp-like pain in hip; lies on affected side; pain from hip to knee
Spontaneous luxation of the hip-joints
Stiffness of joints and shortening of tendons
Sciatic pain, left side, drawing, tearing; better, Pressure and heat; worse, gentle touch
Contraction of the muscles
Pain down right thigh; muscles and tendons feel too short; numbness with pains ( Gnaph.) Pain in left knee joint.
Contraction of muscles and tendons
Cramps; upper limbs
Cramps; lower limbs
Diseased hip-joint (see pain in hip)
Pain; during chill
Pain; lower limbs; sciatica (pain radiating from back along back of thigh)
Pain; pulling; thigh; while walking
Pain; tearing; lower limbs
Weakness; knee; while walking≡ more ...
Eating and food; after eating
Eating and food; fruit
Lying down; lying on side; on painless side
Pain; cutting; internally
Pain; pinching; internally
Pain; pressing; internally
Symptoms not symmetrical; right
Tension; externally≡ more ...